RAIL REPLACEMENT COACH CRISIS

Time to enter the world of rubber on tarmac

When highlighted accessibility as one of the key issues facing the railway in 2020 (‘Informed Sources’ January), didn’t expect a major crisis to erupt before my forecast had appeared in print. But on 16 December 2019, the Department for Transport wrote a round-robin letter to train operators asking them to pass it on ‘urgently’ to any coach suppliers used to provide rail replacement services.

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